The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1919 For the first time in 11 weeks, schools at Whitesburg and Whitco resumed classes this week after being closed for the flu epidemic. This week, about 150 students returned to classes at Whitesburg Grade School. The school’s furnace is working again after being rebuilt by […]

Senior citizens celebrate Christmas

Whitesburg

Merry Christmas everyone. We celebrated Christmas Friday at Letcher County Senior Citizens. Lots of seniors are leaving this weekend to be with their children and there are others that have children coming to visit them. Either way, I hope everyone has family with them this Christmas. Especially if they are grieving the loss of a loved one. I found this […]

Staff sergeant firebug


During the Viet Nam War, one of my older staff sergeants asked for a threeday pass to go home to San Diego, Calif., and I gave him the pass. When he got home he walked inside his apartment and found his wife with a Navy man. I was later told he went a little nuts, then came back to base. […]

Retired school teacher Bruce Sexton dies at 73

Bruce Sexton, 73, of Whitesburg, died December 17 at Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. A son of the late Edward and Esta Mi Collins Sexton, he was a retired school teacher at Whitesburg High School where he taught history and English for 30 years. He was a founding member of Sandlick Fire Department and a member of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. […]

Rites held for Betty Jo Meade

Former Sergent resident Betty Jo Meade, 74, died December 18 at her home in Odessa, Tex. She was a daughter of the late Paul and Mabel Wright, and the widow of Otto Meade. Surviving are a son, Travis Shane Meade of Odessa, Tex.; two brothers, Wayne Wright and Doyle Wright, both of Sergent; a sister, Sharon Roberts of Thornton; four […]

Trivia test


1. BALLET: What is the name of the young girl who stars in “The Nutcracker”? 2. TELEVISION: Which actor played the dad in the sitcom “Eight Is Enough”? 3. GOVERNMENT: According to the Constitution, what is the minimum age of a member of the U.S. Senate? 4. MUSIC: What is the nickname of country music singer Hank Williams Jr.? 5. […]

Speak Your Piece

E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net Judge/ Executive Jim Ward, Magistrate Bob Howard, Magistrate Woody Holbrook, Magistrate Keith Adams, and Magistrate Wayne Fleming, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves. To use the hardworking county employees as a political […]

Henry Sergent, 87, dies

Henry Warren Sergent, 87, of Murray, died December 17 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Born in Democrat to the late Samuel C. Sergent and Pollyann Taylor Sergent, he was the widower of Wanda Faye Day Sergent. Mr. Sergent was also preceded in death by three sisters, Emma Lou Engle, Sarah Belle Sergent and Ethel Sanders; a brother, Chester Sergent; and a […]

Savor Simplicity

Holiday recipes worth sharing

Most great holiday gatherings start with great food and end with quality time spent with loved ones. This holiday season, rely on simple recipes that let you spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating special moments with family and friends. As a holiday host, it may be tempting to explore complicated new recipes to lend a festive […]

Hold your memories of 2018 with snow globe


There’s something magical about a snow globe. Who can resist shaking a liquid-filled decoration to watch it “snow”? I know families that collect them on their summer vacations, and on occasion they give them a good shake, turn them upright and then smile with the memories. Now you can make your own to commemorate something special you did in 2018. […]


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